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Summer Bits and Bobs

Postby oldherbaceous » Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:31 pm

Thought as it was so quiet on here, I would try a new topic and tempt someone to appear.... :)

Runner Beans are really cropping well now so, very pleased indeed.
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Re: Summer Bits and Bobs

Postby robo » Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:41 pm

I picked all the plums two days ago I've been eating them none stop ,I'm getting a bit fed up of them but it won't last long ,I've never had as many I usually get three or four this year we got a trug full ,the first one I picked was full of wasps little buggers stung my little finger then they died
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Re: Summer Bits and Bobs

Postby Monika » Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:02 pm

Thank you, OH.
We've been harvesting lots of climbing beans (Cobra), courgettes and beetroots, in spite of the sparrows' attention to the latter. The garlic Mersley Wight is larger than I have ever seen!
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Re: Summer Bits and Bobs

Postby retropants » Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:51 pm

Ive been putting pots under the strawberry runners this week. Some will be on their way to a friend in jersey over the winter.
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Re: Summer Bits and Bobs

Postby Westi » Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:10 pm

I truly thought I'd get no Runners this year as between mice & birds I lost most of my baby plants then a couple of direct sowings, but I finally have beans! OK, not the usual crop, but certainly better than last year! I had such dreams of the tunnel dripping with beans to pick as I walked under - definitely not that last year & unlikely this year, but I do know that the plants will naturally wrap themselves along the arches of the tunnel & not flap around in the wind from the growth this year so maybe next year? (Mind I have to factor in what will happen when they reach the other side, they will not want to go downwards)! ;)
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Re: Summer Bits and Bobs

Postby Shallot Man » Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:49 am

oldherbaceous wrote:Thought as it was so quiet on here, I would try a new topic and tempt someone to appear.... :)

Runner Beans are really cropping well now so, very pleased indeed.

Thankyou OH for those cheery words. Mine is the worst year I have had. First sowing a complete flop. Second sowing, two plants. :( :(
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Re: Summer Bits and Bobs

Postby robo » Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:00 am

I've planted the cobra beans three times up to now all to no avail not one showed ,last week I planted dwarf beans ill see if they are any better
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Re: Summer Bits and Bobs

Postby Monika » Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:06 am

Robo, did you sow them direct? Because I don't need very many plants, I always sow them individually into roottrainers and then plant them out. This year, I don't think I lost a single one.
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Re: Summer Bits and Bobs

Postby robo » Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:19 pm

I sowed them direct this morning I found the dwarf ones just pushing through
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Re: Summer Bits and Bobs

Postby Stephen » Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:13 pm

Strawberries:- yes, must get around to those.
Good cropping:- my dwarf french beans, absolutely delicious. Chose not to grow runner beans (the undegardener doesn't like them and I prefer french beans too).
Good cropping:- the primocane raspberries are just in full flow (bigger freezer needed!)
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Re: Summer Bits and Bobs

Postby oldherbaceous » Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:38 pm

I was just talking to Old Codger, and we were saying, "It's a job to know what jobs to do first".

I'm worried about these strong winds they are predicting for Saturday....the Runner Beans and a lot of other crops aren't going to like it one little bit.
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Re: Summer Bits and Bobs

Postby Elmigo » Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:22 pm

Last year I had so many strawberry runners I had not enough pots to keep them. This year so far: none!

Where did they go? :cry:
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Re: Summer Bits and Bobs

Postby retropants » Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:34 am

Elmigo, maybe they are having a little rest?
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Re: Summer Bits and Bobs

Postby Diane » Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:46 am

Well, all the tall sunflowers and hollyhocks are now tied to various structures - so I hope they survive. I've picked all the large dahlia blooms - some were as big as a dinner plate. Didn't think they'd survive the impending gales. Still awaiting the arrival of courgettes on my climbing courgette plant. It's escaped it's tower and has set off right across the raised bed and smothered everying in its wake. Only 3 flowers so far. Methinks too much sludge from the pond has made it go nitrogen crazy.
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Re: Summer Bits and Bobs

Postby Elmigo » Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:13 am

retropants wrote:Elmigo, maybe they are having a little rest?

Perhaps, I would be tired too from all that running!
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